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New Delhi: Fahad Mehfuz, student of B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) IV Semester has been selected to be a part of Indian team participating in an International Competition CYBATHLON 2020 to be held at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland on 2-3 May 2020.
The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which persons having physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-art technical assistance systems. This is the second edition of the International Competition, the first one held in 2016. The competition has six different disciplines (Brain-Computer Interface, Functional Electrical Simulation Bike Race, Powered Arm Prosthesis Race, Powered Leg Prosthesis Race, Powered Exoskeleton Race, Powered Wheelchair Race) in which teams from various countries participate.
The Indian team by the name GenElekTech is participating in Powered Exoskeleton Race discipline. GenEleck Technologies has also been selected as one of the incubatee at Electroprenur park of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. Fahad Mehfuz is also an intern in this company. This team aims to produce an affordable exoskeleton for paraplegics in India or other developing countries around the world. Since 2018 the team has been developing the technology with which they will participate in the CYBATHLON 2020.